divest from TD Bank

In solidarity with groups in Maine, PAUSE protested TD Bank in Albany Thursday Jan 26, asking them to stop funding the DAPL. And if not, asked their customers to divest from TD Bank. Groups in Maine have been protesting TD Bank, one of the largest financers of the Dakota Access Pipeline (and also the Keystone XL, which looks to be back on the table because of P.Trump's personal investments in the project and lack of understanding about Climate Change) for 2 months. More towns and cities are joining in, and this is the second time PAUSE has protested at this location.
While making the most of the lunch time protest, the group then marched across the street to the Capitol to call on Governor Cuomo to deny the right of way permit for the Pilgrim Pipelines. These pipelines would allow 200,000 barrels of crude oil to be transferred from the Bomb trains bringing it in from the shale fields of North Dakota to the Port of Albany, where it now transloads onto barges to be shipped to NJ down the Hudson River. This amount of crude is more than twice the 60,000 barrels brought in at it's peak in 2014 and more than 50 times the amount brought in last year. Food and Water Watch has organized a Cuomo call in week from the 23rd to the 27th and PAUSE was happy to contribute by doing a group call in and chanting: "Hey Ho Pilgrim Pipelines have to go , Hey Ho, Governor Cuomo, just say no" into the receiver when the governor's office comment line answered our call.

 

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PAUSE, People of Albany United for Safe Energy
PAUSE is a grassroots group of individuals who have come together to promote safe, sustainable energy and fight for environmental justice. We engage the greater public to stop the fossil fuel industry’s assault on the people of Albany and our environment.